|The dissection of a mosquito for malaria parasite - Wellcome Library|
A detailed cinematographic record of the classic laboratory technique for dissecting a mosquito to detect malaria parasites. The film describes the oocyst and sporozoite phases of the life-cycle of the malaria parasite within the mosquito before demonstrating how the mosquito's salivary glands are pressed out and prepared for examination so that sporozoites can be identified, and the way in which the stomach is removed and the oocysts are detected...
Keywords: Malaria; Tropical Medicine; Dissection; Tropical diseases; Malaria; Malaria; Tropical Medicine; Dissection; Dissection; Medical
|Mosquitoes and malaria - Wellcome Library|
This video demonstrates both the classical dissection technique (demonstrated here by Mr. P.G. Shute and Dr. R.S. Bray in Wellcome-made archive film from 1953) and the modern enzyme-linked immunosorbent method (ELISA) for detecting malaria sporozoites and oocysts in female Anopheles mosquitoes. Although modern immunological techniques are more rapid and efficient, dissection under the microscope is still important in areas where modern methods are not readily available...
Keywords: Malaria; Plasmodium -- isolation & purification; Culicidae; Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay; Medical sciences; Malaria; Infectious diseases; Tropical diseases; Malaria; Plasmodium -- isolation & purification; Culicidae; Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay; Tropical medicine
|Private Snafu vs Malaria Mike - Wellcome Library|
An amusing US-army sponsored instructional film (one of a series) aimed at military personnel. The film provides information about how easily malaria can be contracted without taking precautions it shows Snafu making a catalogue of errors such as not using repellent. At first the mosquito is thwarted in his endeavour to sting Snafu, then at the end the mosquito tells his son what he did in the war - Snafu's scalp is on the wall...
Keywords: Malaria; Military Hygiene -- education; Military Hygiene -- history; Medical sciences; Malaria; Military Hygiene -- education; Military Hygiene -- history; Medical
|The Wellcome Trust in Thailand : malaria, rabies and snakebite - Wellcome Library|
Portrays the work of the Wellcome Trust-supported clinical research unit for the study of severe malaria, rabies and snake-bite in the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. Shows clinical studies of intravenous quinine therapy in cases of severe malaria, the use of tissue culture in the production of rabies vaccine and the management of patients bitten by Malayan pit vipers...
Keywords: Snake Venoms; Tropical Medicine; Rabies; Quinine -- administration & dosage; Malaria -- drug therapy; Medical sciences; Snake Venoms; Tropical Medicine; Rabies; Quinine -- administration & dosage; Malaria -- drug therapy; Medical